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by flipturn
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I took a long break . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

Hi, blue -- I am so happy to be back and delighted to hear from you. Enjoy Thanksgiving.
by flipturn
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I took a long break . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

I took a long break . . .

Hi, all -- I am back, also. I did quite well for several months, then began down that slippery slope. My biggest downfall was going overboard on S days and getting back on track on Monday. I went on vacation in September and felt so sad about being back home that I decided that I deserved to make ev...
by flipturn
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 16282

Hi, cvmom, I'm glad that I made you laugh! It is so hot today that I think that the only other exercise I am going to do is power-walking through the grocery store.
by flipturn
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 16282

Thanks for the info on the T-tapp, I am going to see whether there are any classes in my area. Yesterday I swam the fly and breast strokes repeatedly, and I can really feel that today. I like to incorporate exercise into whatever I do. This morning, for example, I was in a room that I avoid in the s...
by flipturn
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 16282

Okay, I give up; what is T-tapp?
by flipturn
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 16282

I swim a little less than two miles a day, doing all four strokes. I am about to start doing some shovelglove, as well. I keep putting that off, though, because I don't know which sledgehammer to buy. (Eight pounds? Heavier, etc.?) Any input would be appreciated.
by flipturn
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Jet lag
Replies: 7
Views: 4278

Jet lag is tough, and I feel for you. I don't have any suggestions on how to get through those hunger pangs but they will pass within a few days.
by flipturn
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet or Lifestyle?
Replies: 14
Views: 6798

I have called it the No S way of life . . . I think that I wrote that when I welcomed someone new.
by flipturn
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 15598

Great idea, and I am up to the challenge, also. I have gotten a little lax recently and like the idea of a perfect month!
by flipturn
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does binge mean to you?
Replies: 24
Views: 9519

As a project in my college statistics class, I tried to find if there was a correlation between binge eating and amount of exercise (there wasn't, but this was for a master's degree in 1982, and things might have changed since then). First, I had my study subjects define what a binge was, and this w...
by flipturn
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: various tips for beginners.....
Replies: 28
Views: 11404

Don't compare yourself to other people who post here, as helpful as their advice might be. We are all different, and success is subjective!
by flipturn
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What to do about coffee...
Replies: 16
Views: 6609

Hi, Jocelyn -- I think that you are more concerned about the milk than the coffee, so I will address that. I have my milk with a heaping amount of steamed milk and consider it a part of my breakfast. I generally only drink coffee with milk in the morning. As you probably know, Reinhard says to drink...
by flipturn
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An unexpected side effect
Replies: 6
Views: 3685

Good for you, Jill! As a long-term nail-biter, I know how hard it is to stop the habit. I don't think that I have changed anything else, but, as several people have noted, my dentist was delighted with the condition of my gums. I do think long and hard before I take my wallet out of my pocket, but I...
by flipturn
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are you male or female?
Replies: 29
Views: 10343

I discovered No S while reading Slate and waiting for water to boil; it's the best waste of a few minutes that I have ever had! I am female, 55 years old, and enjoying every day with No S. Even when I screw up and have to give myself a yellow mark, I am feeling guilt-free.
by flipturn
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Bran Muffins
Replies: 7
Views: 4382

I might as well sign my name here as Betty Crocker, because I bake my own version of sweetish things that I like to eat for breakfast. I substitute unsweetened applesauce, Splenda and fruit for the usual culprits like oil and sugar. Trust me when I say that I am not a baker, but I like what I make a...
by flipturn
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: fruit!
Replies: 10
Views: 5539

hi, blue -- Thanks for responding! I am relieved to know that you did not cook such an ambitious-soundin dish. Risotto is very easy to make, if you have the time. Just be sure to use high-quality ingredients (based on what you write about your meals, I would say that you do.
by flipturn
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: fruit!
Replies: 10
Views: 5539

blue -- I loved the Italian dinner and the photograph was so good that I could taste it If you ever have a spare 5 minutes, could you put the recipe for the risotto (well, I make that, but I am referring to the vegetables) on your blog? Delizioso!
by flipturn
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: fruit!
Replies: 10
Views: 5539

I usually have a home-made muffin or slice of banana bread (recipe found on the back of the Splenda-like substance sold at my local super-market) for breakfast. Since that doesn't take up very much room on my plate, I feel justified in eating a healthy portion of fruit. I also like a Waldorf salad m...
by flipturn
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: If hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer
Replies: 23
Views: 8669

Auto-psychoanalysis sounds good, Reinhard! You can also repeat two of my favorite Freudian sound-bites: "just let your mind wander," and, as he ended every session, "I listened." Okay, you have just saved us a ton of $ and resolved a problem that is resistant to almost every type of psychotherapy.
by flipturn
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Grocery bills are lower!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4113

Yes, mjn, I have noticed that we are using nearly everything that we buy, planning meals more carefully, and nothing goes to waste. I especially mindful of this when I take out the trash; there is only one big can instead of two.
by flipturn
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Stacy's Update
Replies: 7
Views: 4413

As someone who started No S-ing on the same day as you did, I am glad to hear that you are doing to well! Keep up the good work and you will be wearing that "carre d'Hermes" before you know it.
by flipturn
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are there other nearly-former OAers here?
Replies: 33
Views: 11425

Hi, jilly and blue -- You both said it perfectly, and there is little for me to add. So often I would drive home after meetings and be thinking about what I was going to eat when I entered my kitchen. Not talking about food made me even more compulsive about it than I was before entering OA. I can't...
by flipturn
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are there other nearly-former OAers here?
Replies: 33
Views: 11425

I thouht that I would post on this thread to report that I never returned to OA. Two people have called to ask me if I was willing to lead meetings, but I didn't want to and so declined. I haven't been in contact with anyone else. Of course they were all nice at the meetings I attended, but No S is ...
by flipturn
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sandbagging
Replies: 6
Views: 4001

Carlos Santana, a well-known functional-fitness authority/trainer in FL, has used sandbags and fire department dummies, for years. He has clients flinging those 100-lb. sacks around as though they were 10-lb weights.
by flipturn
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sixty Day Results!
Replies: 38
Views: 12494

Today is 60 days for me, too. I have only had one major deviation, which I have already written about. Fortunately, it only lasted one afternoon. I am not sure how much I have lost because the two scales that I am used to have both been recalibrated improperly and don't seem to be accurate. My cloth...
by flipturn
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: day 4
Replies: 3
Views: 2601

Welcome, Gail! I look forward to hearing more about your No S experience. I also use a food journal and find it very helpful. Good luck creating new habits, and be sure to buy Reinhard's book.
by flipturn
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: five days in Cambridge, MA
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

Hey, Reinhard -- Thanks so much for responding; you are extraordinarily kind and generous with your time. I have printed out your list and will let you know next week which restaurants I tried. I have been invited to kayak on the Charles and will have a calorie deficit just waiting to be replenished...
by flipturn
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will Power Failing
Replies: 12
Views: 5413

I wish that I hadn't had any slip-ups, but I have had one, a big one at that. It was pouring, there was a tornado watch, I couldn't do what I wanted to do, and I had gotten up at 4 am to drive my daughter to the airport. I allowed myself to have a wicked afternoon breaking all of my newly-developing...
by flipturn
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: five days in Cambridge, MA
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

Thank you, blue. I will let you know what I find that makes me think of you. In the meantime, you can't believe how often you inspire my dinner choices. My husband will ask how I thought of combining ingredients in unusual and wonderful ways, and I always give you the credit.
by flipturn
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dried Fruit Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Hi, jilly -- I don't know whether you live near a Trader Joe's, but that is where I buy dried fruit without added sugar. The dried figs are really good, and I love the California apricots, but they have shot up dramatically in price. On the other hand, one bag can last quite some time if you use the...
by flipturn
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: five days in Cambridge, MA
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

five days in Cambridge, MA

Hi, all -- I will be in Cambridge for five days next week visiting my daughter (she is a college student and has a summer job nearby). I haven't spent much time in Cambridge since the Ford administration (okay, that was bad, but I just wanted a clever way of saying that I haven't been there for more...
by flipturn
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eat less, live longer (Calorie restriction theory)
Replies: 13
Views: 5495

Mavilu -- My mother-in-law ate exactly like your godmother. Her idea of lunch was lettuce leaves. The woman did not eat but was well-known for her glorious dinner parties. She, of course, would not permit herself to eat most of the food that she took great pride in serving to others. When she was 90...
by flipturn
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Year of the Potato
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

I also love potatoes, and especially double-baked. I scoop out the insides, mix that with cottage cheese and scallions, put some cheese on top, and put them back in the oven. It is very satisfying for lunch or dinner. I don't buy the idea that some carbs are better than others, but some certainly ha...
by flipturn
Sat May 31, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: swimming video
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Yes, I have also spent a lot of time on the Masters boards! I know that a lot of old-timers there resent Terry's success and feel that TI isn't swimming. All that I can really say is that swimming laps indoors was getting to be a bit boring until I started with TI. Now each day in the pool is differ...
by flipturn
Sat May 31, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: certain cuisines
Replies: 8
Views: 3915

We love ethnic cuisines. Personally, I am not crazy about tapas because of the amount of olive oil that most restaurants use. I adore Indian food and think that if you eat chicken you could have a plate of tandoori, rice, spinach and split a naan with someone. There are all kinds of vegetarian curri...
by flipturn
Sat May 31, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: swimming video
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Aren't you kind, laff. Yes, Noel, it is Total Immersion. I am a TI fanatic, I love it. I have had the benefit of two weekend workshops and promise myself a day in New Paltz with Terry . . . sooner rather than later. TI and No S are based on the same principles: balance, reducing drag, long-term comm...
by flipturn
Sat May 31, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: swimming video
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

swimming video

Hi, all -- I thought that I would briefly describe what happened to me yesterday. I have been swimming my whole life (I remember my mother teaching me when I was two), and four years ago I learned the methodology of a former West Point coach. His techniques are wonderful, but it does take a lot of t...
by flipturn
Sat May 24, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 23
Views: 8214

You guys are all right, of course, and I hope that f and I didn't offend anyone. I will also fly my American flag and think of all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks for including this in your posts.
by flipturn
Fri May 23, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sixty Day Results!
Replies: 38
Views: 12494

Way to go, blue! I also love your blog and wish that I could partake in the blue "meals on wheels" plan. Everything you photograph looks so delicious, healthy and fun to eat. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to us all!
by flipturn
Fri May 23, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 23
Views: 8214

Oh, f, I am laughing! But I will be serious, speaking of drinking, and tell everyone who is driving to be careful. It's a crazy world out there.
by flipturn
Fri May 23, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 23
Views: 8214

I completely forgot that Monday is another S day but probably will not use it as such. I hate most holidays because of the ads, sales, enforced frivolity, competition as to who can have the most relatives for dinner (Thanksgiving), the largest gifts and the best vacation. Shoot me up with sodium pen...
by flipturn
Thu May 22, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: help with post-workout headaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3272

That's a really good point that Bonnie made. I think that you should see what happens if you go for a walk. If you still have the headache, I second the other idea about seeing your doctor.
by flipturn
Wed May 21, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44754

Thanks for the kind words, resting. I just realized that we must have started on No S the same day!
by flipturn
Tue May 20, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Information that is now useful...
Replies: 11
Views: 5168

I haven't had any ice cream in months; I went cold turkey (hmm, I guess that that is a pun) and don't miss it. With that said, though, my daughter, who loves ice cream, is coming home tomorrow from college and that is on her list of "must eat" foods. Thanks for this great tip!
by flipturn
Tue May 20, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44754

Shortly before I started No S-ing, I bought some bathing suits from an online store. Two were part of a grab bag, where you can see the style but not the precise color or pattern that you might be getting. The price is right, but sometimes the suits are somewhat ugly, and you can't return them. Sinc...
by flipturn
Mon May 19, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: back to try again
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

I am sorry to hear that you have numerous, albeit interrelated, health problems. I would encourage you to find another cardiologist, one who is more encouraging and empathetic. I wish you success in adapting to the No S way of life.
by flipturn
Sun May 18, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Thingy
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

I call it "the No S way of life!"
by flipturn
Fri May 16, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NWS days
Replies: 25
Views: 10406

This is so informative, Reinhard; I really appreciate seeing your yellow days. I love the fact that Halloween was a yellow day for you. I have tried to be mature about Halloween, but self-sabotage always kicks in when the candy goes on sale. I feel that I deserve to buy some because I had to deny my...
by flipturn
Thu May 15, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Snacking leading to binging?
Replies: 23
Views: 8722

Hi, Kelela, and welcome to No S -- You have received a lot of good advice here. I would encourage you to look at the glass as half full. You have found your way to No S, and you think that this is a way of life that could work for you. You will quickly see how wonderful it is not to punish yourself ...
by flipturn
Thu May 15, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Have any long-termers found...
Replies: 15
Views: 7798

I eat pretty much like wosnes, and I concur with what she says about cheese and heart disease. Perhaps you can discuss this with your doctor the next time you have an appointment. But when you say that you eat a lot, how much are you talking about? Keep in mind that although people in many European ...
by flipturn
Thu May 15, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sports
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

Hi, Peggy -- My mother was an excellent golfer who won her club's ladies' championship numerous times. She always ate her 'lucky' breakfast of a bowl of grapenuts topped with fruit, raisins and a few nuts. It makes me smile to think about it, because she has been dead for many years. Good luck! Oh, ...
by flipturn
Wed May 14, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dress Size vs. Scale Weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 8650

Yes, vanity sizing is nothing new. To have a truly meaningful no-scale indication of your weight journey, you have to use clothing, etc., that you already own. When my watch strap no longer leaves indentation marks on my wrist, I know that I am headed in the right direction!
by flipturn
Wed May 14, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Week 2 and going strong..........
Replies: 8
Views: 5095

Hi, mem and all -- Welcome, mem! Jill, I related to every word that you wrote, we have/have had very similar experiences. PS -- I weighed myself for the first time since I started No S-ing 5.5 weeks ago and have lost seven pounds. Thank you, Reinhard, for giving me the inspiration and motivation to ...
by flipturn
Tue May 13, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Plate Method - from NYC Health
Replies: 7
Views: 4483

Thanks for the link, blamey. That was a good reminder of what we should strive for when we prepare our three plates!
by flipturn
Tue May 13, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Podcast 34: S-days gone wild (finally!)
Replies: 35
Views: 49665

Hi, Reinhard -- Although I have been No S-ing and posting here for five weeks, this is the first podcast to which I have listened. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I listened as I was making a banana/walnut cake! It was great to put a voice to the person I feel as though I know.
by flipturn
Tue May 13, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I hate LUNCH!
Replies: 15
Views: 6571

I wrote on another thread that I used to just have a slice of cheese and an apple and 'wonder' why I was so hungry that I would spend all afternoon thinking about food. I just ate my new type of lunch: a sandwich on multigrain bread. Today I put tofu bacon, Swiss cheese and tapenade between the brea...
by flipturn
Tue May 13, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: drinks
Replies: 12
Views: 6053

When I was a college sophomore and home on vacation, my father commented that I drank a lot of diet soda. I never drank another one. Gosh, I wish that he had also observed that I ate a lot of cookies! He probably did, and it seemed too hard to cut back on the Pepperidge Farm habit. Diet soda was act...
by flipturn
Tue May 13, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Night bingeing
Replies: 12
Views: 5573

The thread is "night cravings" and is on page 6 or 7 of this general discussion board. As I mentioned there, this used to be a big problem for me but managed to change the pattern eight months ago. I modeled my husband's behavior by brushing and flossing my teeth right after dinner. I mean right aft...
by flipturn
Sat May 10, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No, Reinhard. Thank YOU!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3909

I second everyone. Reinhard, I can never thank you enough for instilling in me the belief that I can change my life, one forkful at a time.
by flipturn
Sat May 10, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What if one of my meals stinks?
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

Um, change friends? Eat in advance and meet her for coffee? Call it a yellow day and get back on habit for the next meal? If this happens repeatedly you will just have to work out a compromise that you can live with. Good luck!
by flipturn
Sat May 10, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinner
Replies: 8
Views: 4475

Hi, blue -- We have so much in common that it is amazing. Enjoy your S days!
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Being home has ruined me!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2626

Good news that you finished the semester and have been No S-ing at school. You say that you are an emotional eater; do you know what your triggers are? What are your plans for the summer? Exercise is a great way to relieve stress , so I would encourage you to do that. Good luck and let us know how t...
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise Equipment
Replies: 24
Views: 9592

Oh gosh, I didn't pick up on the "not safe" part, I'm so sorry. Do you have access to a library? Perhaps you could check out some of the DVD's that people have referred to, or maybe download a few things. I just hate for you to buy a treadmill without thinking about some of the alternatives. Maybe I...
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: irrational fear of hunger?
Replies: 17
Views: 7536

Yes, this is exactly how I feel. I fear and hate that animal-like hunger that nothing can satiate. Fortunately, I have only felt it a few times on No S.
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinner
Replies: 8
Views: 4475

Blamey -- That sounds like a good strategy. Self-sabotage hasn't kicked in for me yet because I am enjoying being on habit too much. To paraphrase George Herbert, "Eating well is the best revenge."
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back AGAIN! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 6345

Welcome back, LauraAnn. I agree with you about the diet mindset; it doesn't work for me, either. I posted a few minutes ago that I love my No S lunches, now that they aren't diet meals. I would get so hungry that I would allow myself to eat whatever I wanted, think that I had blown another diet day,...
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinner
Replies: 8
Views: 4475

Great going, Missy. When I start to receive compliments, that is usually when things fall apart for me. My usual thinking is that I can slack off if people notice. Fortunately, no one has commented on my No S weight loss yet!
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with me??
Replies: 33
Views: 17631

Thanks for the input, Reinhard! I am going to go to the nicest bakery in town and buy two (smallish) slices of cake , one for Saturday and the other for Sunday.
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is this a snack
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

It's a drink, I say, and if it's an olive stuffed with a pimento call it a calorie-free vegetable.
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Power of being ON HABIT
Replies: 11
Views: 6055

Ditto all of you. I am enjoying making myself a nice lunch instead of eating just a slice of cheese because I was on a diet. No wonder I spent all afternoon permasnacking. I have so much energy that I have been undertaking chores that I haven't done in years: weeding, cleaning out the garage, and I ...
by flipturn
Fri May 09, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise Equipment
Replies: 24
Views: 9592

Hmm, South Africa -- I would second the idea of an expensive pair of athletic shoes and a bicycle -- maybe used -- that you could use in that lovely weather. Indoor equiptment is such a monetary commitment that I would look at every option before doing that. Do you use a shovelglove? Are you an Urba...
by flipturn
Tue May 06, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would YOU call Life Cereal a sweet?
Replies: 27
Views: 9127

I have no idea because I don't eat cereal. I am posting to plug making muffins -- I make a variation on morning glory that I think is healthy, satisfying and fun to wake up to.
by flipturn
Mon May 05, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Which day is hardest for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 10487

It seems to change from week to week which day is hardest. Last week Monday was difficult, because I thought that I didn't 'need' Sunday to be an S day. Now I know that that is a bad idea! Friday can be long because of the build-up to Saturday. In a way, though, I am coming to appreciate every day f...
by flipturn
Mon May 05, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A lil discouraged ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4126

It is so frustrating when you feel that the scale doesn't acknowledge the results you desire. Is there something else that you can use to determine whether you are losing, such as a belt, a looser watch strap, etc.?
by flipturn
Mon May 05, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Guess what I lost?!!
Replies: 11
Views: 6427

Jill --This has been in my thoughts now that I have completed one month. Thank you for expressing it so well! I'll second wosnes.
by flipturn
Sun May 04, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with breakfast cereal?
Replies: 5
Views: 3359

No problem. If it is a really sugary cereal, you should be saving it for an S day. Remember, no sweets, not no sugar. If a bowl of cereal staves off your hunger until lunch that is great, otherwise, add some fruit, nuts or anything else that works for you. It's funny that I am responding, because I ...
by flipturn
Sun May 04, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: if you worry why all diets say have lots of small meals
Replies: 7
Views: 4303

Hi, try . . . thanks for the link. wosnes, I enjoyed your input about the Italian diet. I think that some of those meal habits are because of the siesta tradition and eating a late dinner. Much of this has disappeared over the past generation except during the summer and in the south. It is interest...
by flipturn
Sat May 03, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Who's been noSing for longer than three months?
Replies: 22
Views: 8953

Hi, all -- I haven't been No S-ing for more than three months (just about one month, in fact) but I thought that I would jump into the conversation here. Yesterday I ran into a nutritionist I consulted last year. (I mentioned her in another thread as an example of dumb things that I had done in an e...
by flipturn
Sat May 03, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Memo to self re: S-days
Replies: 28
Views: 21636

I needed that reminder myself, and thanks for explaining your name.
by flipturn
Sat May 03, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Binging = self punishment
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Totally -- I posted on a thread about it before I had even bought the book. Binges for me are not about rewards but the inner rage.
by flipturn
Fri May 02, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Feel Like a Cult Person
Replies: 37
Views: 15432

I'm drinking the Reinhard Kool-Aid, too!
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problems with Allergy!
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

I get a nasty poison ivy rash every year and always end up taking Prednisone. I just look at those little pills and gain five pounds of water weight. A day or two after I finish the complete dose, I drop the five pounds. I am taking it now and do not intend to weigh myself!
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tales From the Crypt
Replies: 22
Views: 8489

Hi, Nichole -- Thanks for the link! You look great, and you have a lot of talent. I love the bride and groom. I also agree about this thread being very dangerous (but fun).
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Tales From the Crypt
Replies: 22
Views: 8489

Great idea, Blue, but I hardly know where to begin! 5th grade: My father had a heart attack, and a neighbor bought him a box of his favorite brownies from a local steakhouse. They were a family favorite, as a matter of fact, but I wasn't supposed to eat any, because my parents worried that I was goi...
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: April's Results
Replies: 12
Views: 6509

I started on April 7 and have only had one red day. Just as others have said on another thread, it was on day 21. It seems as though that is like a runner hitting that wall. Other than the one red, everything has been going well. Thanks, Blue, for all of your insight and inspiration. We must have a ...
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 12
Views: 6501

Scroll further down this page and you will find a thread about this. It sounds like you need a little advanced planning so that you already have the dinner prep under control.
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Most Important "No S" of them All!
Replies: 17
Views: 8054

Wow, wosnes -- I really loved the 'poem' (is it?) about habit and have printed it out. Thank you for posting that.
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 9679

ditto, Blue. BTW, I loved that photograph of the cookies in the freezer. I have also gotten in the habit of freezing most of what I bake, and it works really well. If you have the time and it doesn't stress you, could you post the recipe on your blog? Thanks!
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44754

I went to a girls' summer camp when I was growing up, and there was a weekly weigh-in. It was done in private and was not traumatizing, but I had completely repressed the memory until now! If you were considerably underweight, in addition to afternoon (freshly baked from scratch) cookies and whole m...
by flipturn
Thu May 01, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance of Greed and Gluttoney
Replies: 25
Views: 11081

I am sorry that Bright has taken a leave of absence from us; she has an unusual perspective and I gained a lot from reading her postings.
by flipturn
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I feel tired and run down.
Replies: 9
Views: 5290

What kind of cereal? It sounds like you are running out of energy because you aren't giving your body enough fuel. On the other hand, sometimes I take a catnap to avoid the desire to eat at inappropriate times.
by flipturn
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Worth it for me but not easy
Replies: 26
Views: 9679

Hi, all -- I have had eating disorders since my pre-teen years. I have attempted to cure them through various professional treatments, none of which have worked in the past 15 years. I consulted a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders who said that she wouldn't be able to successfully tre...
by flipturn
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44754

I have the same scale disorder, so I am trying to go by how a tight pair of pants feel. It is basically the same principle as a scale -- a reality check -- but I don't know if I will really be able to follow through with it. What if I think that things are going well and the pants must surely fit be...
by flipturn
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S=No Scale
Replies: 129
Views: 44754

Ditto. Today I had to go to the internist because of a bad case of poison ivy. The scale there will never be my friend, so I told the nurse that I didn't want to know the number, not to tell me. I didn't have to return home and go on a binge triggered by three numbers.
by flipturn
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are there other nearly-former OAers here?
Replies: 33
Views: 11425

Me, too, Jill. I thought that I would be able to attend a meeting because my co-sponsor was leading it, but I couldn't. I do not want to combine OA and No S, I just can't. I am having too much fun on No S to speak of abstinence.
by flipturn
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Search inside the book
Replies: 16
Views: 10842

Hi, Reinhard -- Thank you so much for responding to my questions. I have already become accustomed to seeing 'binging' without the e, and I love the fact that you deferred to Google in your response. I also appreciate what you said about "le snacking" and think that you raise a valid point. There re...
by flipturn
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance of Greed and Gluttoney
Replies: 25
Views: 11081

Since you have had gastric bypass surgery and can't eat too much at a time, I am wondering about your definition of the word binge. I do know that it is subjective, and some people call two small candy bars a binge. For me, it is moving from half a box of crackers on to half a box of cookies, skippi...
by flipturn
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Replies: 70
Views: 22210

Hi, blue -- Thanks for the encouragement! Tonight we are going to a friend's for a spur-of-the-moment BBQ, which will be fun. Thank goodness for the glass ceiling and the fact that the friend never serves dessert.
by flipturn
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are there other nearly-former OAers here?
Replies: 33
Views: 11425

Bright -- You worked the program better than I, but I agree with all that you said. You understand how much pain I felt about the decision not to continue going to the meetings. I know, though, that the door is always open.
by flipturn
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 34
Views: 13388

This is really a wonderful idea, Bright. I am an exiled New Yorker currently living in Cincinnati (sigh). Some of the cities that my husband's career has taken us to: Athens, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Zurich (for about two years each) Paris (once for two years, then again for ten, and Manhattan, where we ...